How To Make Beer Can Chicken*

*If you don’t want to screw it up like I did.

1.  Tell your lovely, grocery-shopping husband that you mean *cheap* beer in a can, so he won’t be tempted to buy actual drinkable beer in bottles.  (Although: a bonus of lovely grocery-shopping husbands is that they are often smart enough to point out that drinkable beer can be poured into empty soda cans, thus eliminating the need for a return trip to the store.)

2.  If you’re unable to find a bottle opener, don’t try to remove the cap by lining up the bottle on the counter and giving it a good *bang.*  At least if you’re me, that trick appears only to work in movies.  You will undoubtedly spill beer all over the counter and floor.

3.  Don’t get the recipe mixed up with the one on the facing page.  “Fresh rosemary” doesn’t belong in the same recipe as “all-purpose seasoning” and “beer,” probably.

4.  (And this step applies to all, not just those trying to do the recipe correctly.  If you’re over the legal drinking age, that is.) Don’t be so foolish as to “pour off” the excess beer.  Drink it.  Duh.  (In my case, it *might* have helped if I really had left this step for last…)

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